The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 open handicap race that takes place in October each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and worth $5,000,000 in prize money. The 2019 Caulfield Cup was won by Mer De Glace from Vow And Declare with Mirage Dancer third.
The Caulfield Cup is become one of the world's richest handicap races over a distance of 2400 metres and is Australia's second biggest Cup race after the Melbourne Cup. The race itself is the premier race of the three day Caulfield racing carnival, with the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas and Group 1 Thousand Guineas taking place on the preceding Saturday.
The Caulfield racing carnival in October, especially the Caulfield Cup, signals the beginning of big time racing in Melbourne, as spring racing only gets bigger and better with the running of the Group 1 WS Cox Plate one week later and the AAMI Victoria Derby the following week.
|Date:||Saturday 17th October 2020|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2019 Winner:||Mer De Glace|
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The Caulfield Cup also combines with the Melbourne Cup to form the major Cup's double of the Melbourne spring racing carnival in Victoria. Bookmakers provide doubles betting markets well in advance of the Caulfield Cup and punters outlay huge amounts of money trying to find the winner of both races, hoping to land a big multiple double result.
The Caulfield Cup has been won by some of our very best thoroughbreds including the brilliant Might and Power who streeted the field to win as he liked in 1997, and the great Western Australian galloper Northerly who carried 58 kilograms to win in 2002.
Mer De Glace (2019) captured the Group 3 Kokura Linen over 2000m at Kokura in Japan before making the trek to Australia to win this event in outstanding style for trainer Hisashi Shimizu.
Recent Caulfield Cup winners include Best Solutions (2018) and Boom Time (2017).
The Caulfield Cup is an important lead up race to the Melbourne Cup and often those horses who win or run well over the 2400 metres of the Caulfield race will feature prominently when they contest the great race on the first Tuesday in November.
In recent times four horses have won the big Cup's double including Let's Elope (1991), Doriemus (1995), Might and Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001). It pays to keep a keen eye on those horses contesting the Caulfield Cup as there may be a potential Melbourne Cup winner running around.
Chris Waller mare Dear Demi (3rd in 2013) and ran third in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day following her third placing in the Caulfield Cup.
Alcopop (2nd in 2012) managed to win the Mackinnon Stakes at his next start and Jakkalberry (13th in 2012) flashed home to run third in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Caulfield Cup runner-up Green Moon (2nd in 2011) won the Melbourne Cup the following year, while while Viewed (2009) won this race after taking out the Melbourne Cup the previous spring.
1. $8.00 Mer De Glace 55.5 Damian Lane
2. $8.00 Vow And Declare 52.5 Craig Williams
3. $16.00 Mirage Dancer 56.0 Ben Melham
4. $6.50 Constantinople 53.0 Luke Nolen
5. $7.50 Finche 54.5 Michael Walker
6. $12.00 Mustajeer 55.5 Damien Oliver
7. $26.00 Hartnell 58.0 Brad Rawiller
8. $71.00 Red Verdon 54.5 Patrick Cosgrave
9. $13.00 The Chosen One 52.0 Stephen Baster
10. $101.00 Sound 54.0 James Winks
11. $8.00 Mr Quickie 53.0 John Allen
12. $26.00 Gold Mount 54.5 Mark Du Plessis
13. $21.00 Wolfe 50.0 Beau Mertens
14. $31.00 Brimham Rocks 52.0 Michael Dee
15. $41.00 Angel Of Truth 54.0 Dean Yendall
16. $31.00 Rostropovich 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
17. $41.00 Qafila 51.5 Cory Parish
18. $41.00 Big Duke 54.0 Brett Prebble
Margins: 1 len, 0.2 len
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|2019||Mer De Glace||Vow And Declare||Mirage Dancer||2:30.1|
|2018||Best Solution||Homesman||The Cliffsofmoher||2:33.7|
|2017||Boom Time||Single Gaze||Johannes Vermeer||2:27.6|
|2015||Mongolian Khan||Trip To Paris||Our Ivanhowe||2:27.7|
|2014||Admire Rakti||Rising Romance||Lucia Valentina||2:32:1|
|2012||Dunaden||Alcopop||Lights Of Heaven||2:28.8|
|2011||Southern Speed||Green Moon||Tullamore||2:28.4|
|2010||Descarado||Harris Tweed||Monaco Consul||2:35.6|
|2008||All The Good||Nom Du Jeu||Barbaricus||2:27.4|
|2007||Master O'reilly (nz)||Douro Valley||Princess Coup||2.26.1|
|2006||Tawqeet (usa)||Aqua Damore||Delta Blues||2.27.6|
|2004||Elvstroem||Makybe Diva||Grey Song||2.31.3|
|2003||Mummify||Grey Song||Distinctly Secret||2.25.9|
|2002||Northerly||Fields Of Omagh||Republic Lass||2.30.3|
|2001||Ethereal (nz)||Sky Heights||Celestial Show||2.30.9|
|1999||Sky Heights (nz)||Laebeel||Inaflury||2.30.1|
|1998||Taufans Melody||Lisas Game||Tie The Knot||2.30.1|
|1997||Might & Power (nz)||Doriemus||Catalan Opening||2.26.2|
|1996||Arctic Scent||Circles Of Gold||Iron Horse||2.30.3|
|1995||Doriemus (nz)||Count Chivas||Beaux Art||2.28.1|
|1993||Fraar (ire)||Air Seattle||The Phantom||2.28.0|
|1991||Lets Elope (nz)||Ivory Way||Royal Creation||2.30.3|
|1989||Cole Diesel||Nayrizi||The Phantom||2.27.2|
|1987||Lord Reims (nz)||Beau Zam||Cossack Warrior||2.36.0|
|1986||Mr Lomondy (nz)||At Talaq||Our Sophia||2.30.1|
|1985||Tristarc (nz)||Our Sophia||Lacka Reason||2.30.9|
|1984||Affinity (nz)||Bounty Hawk||Al Dwain||2.29.7|
|1983||Hayai (nz)||Cossack Prince||La Cocotte||2.38.8|
|1982||Gurners Lane (nz)||Gala Mascot||Veloso||2.32.5|
|1981||Silver Bounty (nz)||No Peer||Deck The Halls||2.27.1|
|1980||Ming Dynasty||Hyperno||Kingston Town||2.28.7|
|1979||Mighty Kingdom||Warri Symbol||Sonstone||2.29.9|
|1978||Taksan (nz)||Arwon||Fathers Day||2.27.5|
|1976||How Now||Battle Heights||Van Der Hum||2.36.7|
|1975||Analight (nz)||Leica Lover||Suleiman||2.30.0|